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Sell Old Digital Cameras for Profit on eBay

Did you know that you can sill sell old digital cameras on eBay? In fact, it’s on our list of most common things to sell on eBay.

Old digital cameras could be worth up to $300! Yes, even the ones with super small screens and low megapixels. Depending on the brand, of course, you can make a very nice profit by selling old digital cameras on eBay!

Here is everything you need to know about selling old digital cameras on eBay, from their value to the top brands you should look for!

How to Sell Old Digital Cameras on eBay

Whether you’re selling your personal digital camera or one you picked up at a thrift store or garage sale, you’ll want to do a few things before listing.

Test, test, test. All you need is 2-4 AA batteries and you can quickly determine if a camera works or not. In fact, if you are going to thrift stores or garage sales, don’t be afraid to carry some batteries with you so you can test before buying. Here are a few things to test:

  1. Does the camera turn on?

  2. Does the screen turn on?

  3. Does the shutter open?

  4. Does the zoom function work?

  5. Does the flash work?

  6. Is there dirt and dust inside the lens or battery compartment?

Take inventory of accessories. You’ll want to see what all is included with the camera that you can sell with the camera. The more accessories you have the more you should be able to get for your digital camera. Here are a few things to look for:

  1. SD card

  2. neck/wrist strap

  3. batteries

  4. lens cover

  5. cords and cables

  6. user guides and manuals

  7. remote control

  8. bag or case

Find all the technical details of the camera. When you list the digital camera on eBay, you’ll want to include all the technical details in the listing. If you don’t have the original box or manuals, you should be able to search for your brand and model online and find the specs. For example, here are some specs from an old Sony Cyber-Shot Digital Camera:

Digital Camera Resale Value

The traditional way to find out your camera’s resale value is to look at the sold listings on eBay.

However, I also found this site (which is still in BETA) where you can search for your model and it will give you a value.

Not all models appear to be available via their search, but it might be worth trying if you have a camera you suspect to be pretty valuable.

Digital Camera Resale Value

Top Selling Digital Camera Brands on eBay

Ricoh GR Digital 8.1 MP

This brand and model from the mid-2000s is still worth around $250 on eBay. An easy money maker and worth paying up a little for resale! In fact, if you ever see a Richo digital camera, look it up! It’s probably a great money maker.

Nikon D70S

This Nikon camera was introduced in 2004 and is still worth quite a bit of money. eBay sold listings show you could sell it for between $80 and $150! Nikon is another very popular digital camera brand and any model could be worth money so be sure to do your research.

Canon 1D Mark III

Canon, another great digital camera brand, can also be worth a lot of money. This particular model came out in 2007 and it worth about $250 to $350 today. Another camera brand that is always worth researching when you find one!

If you want to see more items to sell on eBay, check out my Common Things to Sell on eBay article.

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